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12th Mar 2023

2023 Gathering

Upcoming EFA events

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a booking for this year’s EFA gathering (annual meeting)
at Bassano del Grappa – in northern Italy, for 25 – 29 October 2023.

Bassano del Grappa Old Town and Ponte degli Alpini bridge, Veneto province, Italy

The venue is lovely. You can see more information here
The website is in Italian. How to activate Google Translate
THE VILLA ANGARAN SAN GIUSEPPE will be hosting us from Wednesday evening until Sunday lunchtime.
The Villa is located at
Via Ca’ Morosini, 41 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI)
Tel. +39 331 418 72 84
Rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis as rooms on the premises are limited. Please read the entire email carefully for instructions on how to book yourself in as an EFA member.

Communication platform

Once you have registered, we also encourage you to enter your name and contact info here on our communication platform so we can all stay in touch.


In the THE VILLA ANGARAN SAN GIUSEPPE we have available to us

  • 9 single rooms with private bathroom at a cost of €45 a night
  • 8 double rooms with private bathroom – at a discounted rate of €50 a night for singles
    Or full double rate €70 a night for couples or two people sharing with twin beds.
  • 1 triple room €90,00
  • + tourist tax – €2 per night for all above choices
  • Breakfast included
  • Our meeting room is at the villa

Ostello Bassano Del Grappa
at Via Lorenzo Chini 6

The hostel is some 15 minutes or so walk away from the villa and also has the option to use a shared kitchen for those who prefer to self-cater. For people who would prefer an even more cost friendly option there are also shared dormitories at the hostel.

  • 2 of these singles come with a private bathroom at €35 a night
  • And 5 other single rooms which come with the use of a shared bathroom for €30 a night.
  • double rooms with a private bathroom €56
  • double rooms with the use of a shared bathroom €50
  • + tourist tax – €2 per night for above choices
  • Breakfast included

This website is in English, Italian and German so easy to browse through.


Lunch and dinner are NOT included in the costs of the room and will need to be paid for separately when you arrive. Breakfast is included already in the costing for the rooms.

Lunch: price range to be determined, probably around Euro 16+
Dinner: Price range between Euro 20 and Euro 25 including drinks depending on the menu.

Occasionally we plan to eat out together in the old historical centre of Bassano.


Check in from 2pm on Wednesday afternoon with a shared dinner on the premises at 6pm. We will meet as a group at 7.30pm

We will close our meeting at 1pm on Sunday, followed by lunch at the venue.

For anyone who wants to arrive earlier and/or stay on longer you can arrange it yourself at the time of booking, or potentially added on later if availability allows.


Bassano del Grappa is reachable by train.
Use to check train times from wherever you are coming. You can book online through this website or buy your ticket at the ticket office.
Another good site is This platform searches through various European train- and bus-services.

For those planning to fly, the closest airport is Venice Marco Polo airport.
On: select:
Departure from “Venice Airport (Marco Polo) to all destinations”
then select:
Da/From: Aero Porto Marco Polo (VCE)
and A/To: Mestre Stazione SS.FF.
Euro 8 one-way, Euro 15 both ways

Once in Mestre take the train to Bassano del Grappa


By foot: 20 to 25 minutes from the train station/bus.
By Taxi: 0039 (0)424567774
The cost from the train station to both Bassano del Grappa to the Villa Angaran San and to the Hostel Ostello Bassano Del Grappa, Via Chini, 6 is between €7 and €9.
To Ostello Bassano Del Grappa at Via Lorenzo Chini 6:
By foot: From Bassano train station / bus: 1.4 km, 17 minutes.


TO REGISTER and BOOK your accommodation:

We have a special price for members of our group that you won’t get if you book online.
Please include your name, that you are coming for the European Focusing Association meeting 25 – 29 October 2023 and your choice of room and exactly how many nights you will stay.
Please book either the hotel or the hostel with:
Either Paolo or one of his colleagues will respond by email.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure to CC
so that we know you are coming.


Accommodation and Meals:
To be paid directly to the hotel by each participant.

For the Meeting Room:
We have calculated everybody’s contributions for the cost of the two meeting rooms based on an estimated minimum number of 20 participants. Please expect to pay €65 Euro in addition to the cost of your bedroom. We will collect this money when we are there. If there are more than 20 participants, we can either collect less or use the additional amount for other EFA projects, such as the website.

EFA gathering communication platform

We now have an active communication platform, where you can see who is coming and let people know that you will join. You can see what ideas already exist, and you can post your envisioned workshop, wishes and discussion ideas; and connect for travel plans, etc.

Looking forward to meeting with as many of you as can come.

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